Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm PDT
matter. so now for more on how superstorm sandy might impact next week's election, i'm joined by current tv correspondent david shuster. david we're very interested in what -- who is going to be able to vote on tuesday. so first what is it like on the ground now?% >> well there is still a lot of frustration out there, particularly on the southern half of manhattan. and then also again in nasa county, long island they are having a difficult time clearing some of the roads. they need to do that first before the power crews can work on the substations and utility lines, so there's a process there, and when you hear the power company say, oh, it might be four or five days you talk to elected officials and they said know, it may be more like seven to ten days. >> jennifer: so the counties that we talked about, and new york city, man -- manhattan, how are they preparing for election day? >> every one of them said what they are doing is first trying to bring in generators to make sure they can have essential i will portable power brought into the precinct locations. if the precinct loca
Oct 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
note that says due to power outages caused by superstorm sandy our wen web site is experiencing technical difficulties. we're working to get the site back to normal. they have a bear bones situation -- a bare bones situation going on. sites are coming back up. on twitter we're tweeting at bp show. shelley brown says the president made the right decision to coordinate government action from the white house. here is our national leader in the face of a national disaster. >> bill: he's on it. he's on the job. by the way obama campaign announcing this morning president bill clinton will be campaigning today in commerce city colorado, and denver, colorado. and vice president biden on friday will be going to wisconsin for his next campaign trip. so the election -- even if there are no campaign events scheduled for obama and romney, mark, what do you make of the national polls that show romney and obama tied? >> first of all, they don't matter obviously at the end of the day. it is interesting to look at but we have electoral college. president obama is ahead in the electoral college.
Oct 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
on the hurricane that came ashore last night in the mid-atlantic states. >> it is still sandy, but now it's a post tropical cyclone. >> that doesn't have a ring to it -- ♪ sandy the post tropical cyclone ♪ >> i like superstorm but that implies it has a cape. i heard a great explanation this morning. they were talking about how this storm is like a skater with it's arming out and it is turning counter clockwise, and the fingertips of the skater are bringing the cold air down from canada. and that's probably why we got the water that we did -- >> because it was funneled into long island sound and down the east river. >> i wonder what effect the melting ice cap has had all on all of this. because a big chunk of greenland slipped into the water recently but not by global warming. >> exactly. right now i want to talk to scott keys. he is with thinkprogress, and he wrote a great article. scott thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you all. >> yeah, you were saying in your article at thinkprogress.org that romney said it would be immoral for the federal go